Acknowledged for his “sense of style and sophistication” by Opera News, noted as “an amazingly versatile conductor” by The Boston Globe, praised for conducting with “admiral command” by The New York Times, and KUSC calls him “one of the most adventurous conductors in the world today”. Gil Rose is a musician helping to shape the future of classical music. Over the past two decades, Mr. Rose has built a reputation as one of the country’s most inventive and versatile conductors before the public.
His dynamic performances on both the symphonic and operatic stages as well as over 100 recordings have garnered international critical praise.
The company's choir contributes to the lyrical force of a score defended by Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, which confirms that opera, like cinema, is capable of conveying strong stories.
– Gilles Charlassier, Jim le Pariser on Tobias Picker's Awakenings, March 2023
Under Gil Rose, BMOP’s orchestra and chorus offer a vivid rendering of the score, their efforts buttressed by an “improviser ensemble” that helps connect X securely to the realm of jazz.
– Fred Cohn, Opera News on Anthony Davis's X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, March 2023
The music itself, conducted by Odyssey artistic and general director Gil Rose, was rooted in a persistent tone played in a heartbeat-steady rhythm...
– A.Z. Madonna, Boston Globe on Tobias Picker's Awakenings, February 2023